Monthly Archives: October 2011

5 Surprisingly High-Cal Halloween Treats

Be Very Afraid of These Calorie Monsters! — By Sarah Haan, Registered Dietitian- SPARKPEOPLE Fall is as good a time of year as any to re-evaluate your weight-loss goals and plans. But before you know it, Halloween brings the focus … Continue reading

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Eating for a long life

Antioxidants and Aging Eat foods rich in antioxidants to help fight free radicals — unstable oxygen molecules that contribute to the aging process. Antioxidants can be found in colorful vegetables and fruits like berries, beets, and tomatoes The Health Benefits … Continue reading

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Choosing a Walking or Running Route

Depending on the time of year, as well as your fitness goals, you can map out a route to suit your needs. Some things to consider include: The Scenic Route Don’t underestimate the motivation of a scenic route—enjoying your surroundings … Continue reading

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Nine Tips for Healthier Fast-Food Meals

Fortunately for the 50 million Americans who eat at fast-food restaurants each day, choices are no longer limited to burgers, fries, and shakes. Many chains now offer salads, baked potatoes, soups, and whole wheat products in addition to traditional selections. … Continue reading

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Keep a Survival Kit in Your Car

No car should be without a survival kit of items that you might need in the event you’re in an accident, run out of gas, have a breakdown, or get stuck. Items to include: First-aid kit Flares White cloth, for … Continue reading

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Know How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Every home should have at least one fire extinguisher. Extinguishers should be mounted in plain sight and be simple for all family members (except small children, of course) to use in an emergency. Show the babysitter how it works, too. … Continue reading

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Quotes

The following are provided to us by Healthy Aging Month, International Day of Peace (Sept. 21), and Family Health and Fitness Day USA (Sept. 24). Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan … Continue reading

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Eat A Better Breakfast!

By now most of us probably already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But some may not always know exactly WHY it is considered the most essential meal. The fact is that there are many … Continue reading

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States in 2007, 202,964 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, and 40,598 women died from the disease. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer … Continue reading

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Bowl to end breast cancer

The Susan G. Komen 3rd Annual Spare Nothing for the Cure is October 23rd.  Get active and help out in the community at the same time. Your registration entitles you to: 2 hours of unlimited bowling shoe rental Official Spare Nothing … Continue reading

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